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Väntan på att få återgå till livet: Personers upplevelser i väntan på en njurtransplantation
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2021 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Waiting to get back to life : People's experiences while waiting for a kidney transplant (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Kidney transplantation is the most common transplant globally and nationally, which is seen as the most efficient treatment for kidney failure. The demand for a new kidney is greater than the supply and many people have to wait several years before a compatible kidney is found. Diabetes, prolonged hypertension and inflammatory diseases can contribute to kidney failure, and dialysis is a common treatment for people who suffer from kidney failure and are waiting for a kidney transplant.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine people's experiences while waiting for a kidney transplant.

Method: A literature-based study based on analysis of qualitative research.

Results: The main result in this study tells that people experiences while waiting for a kidney transplant was stressful. Many of the people described feelings of hopelessness and the future felt uncertain. Feelings of limitations in the daily life due to dialysis treatment was stressful both physically and mentally. People experienced the need for support from both family and healthcare. 

Conclusion: To receive a kidney transplant was seen as a key for a normal life. Regardless of the continent, there were similar feelings about the long wait for a kidney transplant. The limitations and uncertainty that comes with being on a waiting list contributed to feelings of being out of context. Through good care, the nurse can guide people through the challenges that the uncertain wait entails and help people find a meaningful context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021. , p. 21
Keywords [en]
Dialysis, kidney failure, kidney transplant, patient’s experience, waiting list
Keywords [sv]
Dialys, kronisk njursvikt, njurtransplantation, patientupplevelser, väntelista
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16767Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-16767DiVA, id: diva2:1581391
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2021-08-10 Created: 2021-07-21 Last updated: 2021-08-10Bibliographically approved

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